Oct 2, 2012 2:30am PDT
that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin, and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? "yes, we are. we will definitely fight," he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back? "yes, they will," he says. "it it makes a decades worth of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> reporter: at first -- >> one, two, three! >> reporter: -- the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attacked the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power. al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces and air power. a quick victory but not decisive. and then came the distraction of
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. >> are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we are, we will definitely fight, he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back. yes, they will, he says. it makes a decade's work of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> at first, the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attack the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power, al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces, and air power. a quick victory. but not decisive. >> that was nbc's richard engel reporting. and
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
austerity cuts. it was the third such protest in five days. on friday the government presented a draft budget that will cut overall spending by $40 billion euros. >> a small earthquake shaking suburb west of dallas saturday. no serious damage or injuries were reported. >> and some lifers in california could go free. governor jerry brown giving the okay to a law that can release them. >> gregg: shocking numbers, u.s. airlines raked in $2 billion in baggage ties during the first half of the year. that the largest amount ever collected for a six-month period. this as a new report emerges finding passengers are facing more fees than ever before and fewer choices. how about that? anything consumers can do. ed joins us managing partner of investment firm. rise of oil prices make a corresponding rise in jet fuel and 30% of operating costs for the airlines. are the airlines trying to make up for it in other ways like the fees? >> sure. look this is great lesson in economics. it's supply and demand and competition. when there is less competition. usually the quality goes down and prices go up.
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
years, including funding from the federal government. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the acting police commissioner is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence as the city council signs off on the new police commissioner. he will take over on thursday. he is expected to return to work. fred bealefeld retired. >> new details surrounding a police-involved shooting. police found the description of the suspected robber. officers tried to question the man and there was a struggle. >> they got into a physical confrontation. a backup officer saw the struggle and withdrew his service weapon and fired a shot. >> the suspect is in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the stock. -- to the stomach. police say joshua lopez became combative and reach for an officer's gun on sunday morning. a backup officer used pepper spray to subdue lopez but was forced to shoot him. >> should you pay for service when you do not receive it? the commission will consider changing the policy which allows utilities to continue building customers for power during the first 24 hour
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
tomorrow? >> the main thing is just open, honest, transparent governing. unfortunately we're going in the opposite direction. this really needs to be fully vetted by the press and looked at closely. there's gambling expansion that we're voting on in november. that happened in a closed session. the public really wasn't allowed in. here's the thing, lisa. they gave the gambling companies huge tax reductions. wouldn't you or a small business in maryland like a tax reduction? >> you're not for gambling in america. are we seeing money come in as a result of it though? >> barely. we've spent $266 million to buy this slot machines with taxpayer money and we're just getting up to where we're finally breaking even as far as revenues. the key thing about gambling is, doesn't produce money for education. doesn't produce jobs. doesn't produce new revenue. you're seeing that reflected in the polls. but it's -- i say to people in baltimore, if you love gambling and think it's great, still vote against question seven. that special session was corrupt. i mean, there's no other way to describe it.
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
, there are a lot of small-government conservatives that don't think we should be spending over $2 billion a week in afghanistan, who don't think the president should have tripled down the number of troops when he had a chance to pull back and bring those troops home. a lot of conservatives believe that. i think this is a missed opportunity. >> well, and foreign policy clearly is going to be an area where mitt romney will want to make a turn in terms of the narrative of the campaign. one other issue that is now coming into the forefront is the benghazi attack and news over the weekend that the four americans including the u.s. ambassador there who were killed according to politico, romney advisers are now split over how broadly they should hit the president over his handling of that attack. and why it took so long to acknowledge that it was an act of terrorism. while some romney advisers argue they should keep their focus on the economy, politico says plans are in the works for mitt romney to deliver a major foreign policy speech shortly after wednesday's debate. what do you think of that? you th
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
it better early on but you do need to be careful. in some ways it's stating the obvious. government has a role. they have infrastructure, education, we all need that to perform our jobs, our start-up businesses, whatever. but, you know, is it going the next step and saying, well, you know, no matter how successful you are we're going to take some of it. that's what people were hearing. that's where the president needs to be careful. i do think that that theme did resonate. >> you could imagine, you're a person of -- a perfect person to channel this. you can imagine a very effective conservative -- republican message that was also kind of antiwall street? >> yeah. i wish we did. >> yes. exactly. >> i'm not into wall street. independent of wall street. >> the question is why has -- >> that's one of the great mysteries. i think this is where right and left should agree. i think this is not ideological. these guys are still threats to our financial system. they should stand on their own two feet. taxpayers shouldn't have to bail them out. that's a good conservative principal or progressive
Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
. also the goff nateor opening up -- governator opening up about the public and private life. what he said about the affair with the worker that destroyed his marriage. good morning -- marriage. good morning maryland continues in a moment. news time 5:37. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. >>> thanks for staying with us. 20 minutes until 6. halloween has not gotten here and we are talking about the hot toys for the coming christmas season. high tech items like tablets always get all the publicity. they are the headlineers. but low tech toys may wind up on children's wish lists. monster high dolls from mattel are one of the biggest names in the doll aisle and i have no idea what it is and thanks to the return of the lay away programs, it might be more difficult to get your hands on some of the hot toys. >> it's tighter inventory at the retail level and they are aggressive lay away programs by most of the retailers. because of the aggressive lay away programs which are great to take a